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Stoinis and Head power Australia to crucial win over Scotland in T20 World Cup 2024

SAINT LUCIA: In a thrilling Group B encounter of the T20 World Cup 2024 held in St Lucia, Australia secured a five-wicket victory over Scotland, thanks to stellar performances from Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head. Chasing a challenging target of 181, Australia faced early setbacks but rebounded spectacularly, courtesy of a game-changing partnership between Stoinis and Head.

Australia’s pursuit began on a shaky note, losing two quick wickets. However, Travis Head’s steady yet aggressive knock of 68 off 49 balls, combined with Marcus Stoinis’ explosive 59 off 29 balls, revitalized the innings. The duo’s dynamic batting display ensured that the 2021 champions remained in control of the chase.

Scotland’s bowlers Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif made early inroads, each taking two wickets to put Australia under pressure. Despite their efforts, the Scottish team couldn’t prevent the Australian resurgence led by Stoinis and Head. This victory for Australia not only secured their position in the tournament but also ended Scotland’s campaign.

With this defeat, Scotland was knocked out of the tournament, paving the way for defending champions England to advance to the Super 8s due to a superior net run rate. As Australia celebrated their crucial win, the focus now shifts to the upcoming matches in the Super 8s, where they aim to continue their quest for the title.

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